Just four days since its showing, Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Ma’Rosa’ had already garnered positive feedback from local directors and film viewers.
It was only in May when “Ma’Rosa” made noise at the 69th Cannes Film Festival held in France and was made even louder when Jaclyn Jose brought home with her the “Best Actress Award”.
Pinoy film enthusiasts and moviegoers are privileged to catch the award-winning film as it is screened in select cinemas beginning July 6. Of course, social media timelines are gradually invaded by opinions of those who already watched the film.
Paul Soriano, director of 2011 film ‘Thelma’, thought the film showed “such powerful truth captured on camera,” on his Twitter account.
Man behind Cinemalaya New Breed entry ‘Amok’, Lawrence Fajardo commended the film on his Facebook post, “Gusto ko kumain ng fishball!! congrats team #marosa congrats direk Brillante Mendoza, ang Ganda!!!”
Film director of Cinema One Original entry, ‘Bukas na lang sapagkat gabi na,’ Jet Leyco said, “Guys, nuod kayo ng Ma’ Rosa ni Brillante Mendoza. Ang ganda, lalo na’t naulan sa labas. Magandang kombinasyon,” likewise on his Facebook account.
Other audiences expressed similar sentiments on their social media accounts, urging others to watch the film while they can.
Brillante’s Ma’Rosa is a the story of a sari-sari store owner, Rosa, who sells drugs on the sides. The film goes around the struggle of Rosa and her family when she is later on arrested.
“Ma’Rosa”, along with other local independent films, aim to elevate the quality of film entries in the country. Supporters have promoted not only patronizing the local film industry, but also eliminating piracy. (MB online)